HYPE: The World of Critical Role, Our First Nonfiction Book, is Available for Pre-Order Right Now!

Written by on January 30, 2020

Behind the scenes, we’ve been hard at work on a very top secret project… And now, it’s a secret no longer!

Our very first nonfiction book, created in partnership with our friends at Penguin Random House, is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW and will be available at your favorite local bookstore on Tuesday, September 15th! Read on, dear Critter, to find out everything that you need to know about The World of Critical Role!


Dive into the history of Exandria’s mightiest heroes—and the nerdy best friends who portray them—with The World of Critical Role!

Based on all-new interviews from the cast, this beautifully illustrated nonfiction book features richly written insights into the events, characters, and locations of the adventures of Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. Written by Liz Marsham and the cast of Critical Role, this book offers you the chance to experience the behind-the-scenes journey of how a circle of friends’ home game became the most-watched fantasy RPG livestream of all time. Hear from the players themselves about their most triumphant moments and darkest hours. And celebrate the massive community of Critters who support and expand the show’s world, through the crafts, cosplay, and art they create every day (hey, that’s YOU!).

Featuring a foreword from the cast, over 100 brand new lush illustrations by Oliver Barrett, photography by Ray Kachatorian, and the inside story you won’t find anywhere else, this book is your indispensable guide to Critical Role. The adventure begins!


You can reserve your very own copy of The World of Critical Role right now before the book hits shelves on September 15 by visiting criticalrolebooks.com. If you’re in the United States and over 18 years old, our friends at Penguin Random House have a very cool pre-order bonus offer for you: The opportunity to get YOUR name printed in the book itself in a very fancy and very cool calligram. All you have to do is visit criticalrolebooks.com/preorder and send in the receipt of your pre-order by March 12.

We also wanted to share some of the amazing photography that will be included in our book and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we’ve had creating it. We’ll have more to reveal soon (including some pretty bangin’ cover art), so stay tuned! As always, thank you so much for your support. We can’t wait to share our story with you in book-form!



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